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Agonis flexuosa is an attractive garden or specimen tree in temperate climates.
Calytrix tetragona is an easily grown and very hardy shrub for the small garden, usually reaching 1 m or more. The tiny leaves are slightly fleshy with a spicy perfume when bruised. The color of a healthy shrub is bright green with yellow-green young tips. Flowers are white or pink, deeper in the pointed buds, clustered along the arching branches, sometimes massed and nearly hiding the leaves.
Propagation is by small cuttings of half-ripe tip growth.
A garden position in sun or light shade is suitable, in well-drained lime free soil.
This is a small, low shrub with shiny, opposite leaves that taper to a long point. The flowers are pinkish white and grow at the tips of branches.
Distinctive and drought tolerant, this Euphorbia deserves to be used as a specimen. Its cylindrical flower heads are yellow-green and can reach 6 to 9 in. across and 9 in. high. Although sometimes grown as a decorative plant in gardens, particularly valued in xeriscaping in dry areas.
Lagerstroemia floribunda is Provincial tree of Saraburi province; one of the central provinces of Thailand. This a rare Crepe Myrtle with pink flowers which appear along the branches.
This small tree or shrub is among the longest blooming trees in existence with flowering periods lasting from 60-120 days. It blooms profusely even when the plant is very small. Flowers are borne in summer in big showy clusters and come in white and many shades of pink, purple, lavender and red. Cutting off old flower heads in summer can promote a second and third round of flowering. Likes moist soil, where it will grow exceedingly fast, but it tolerates dry conditions once established.
It is endemic to Langkawi Island, Western Malaysia.
This is a beautiful tropical flowering tree with flowers that are are pink, purple or purplish - pink. The fruit is oval, about one inch long and splits in six pieces when mature. The seeds are small and have winged flaps. The reddish brownwood is used for home building, furniture, boots, etc. Medicinal uses - roots are used for stomach problems. Tea of the leaves is used against diabetes mellitus and for weight loss. Leaves are able to lower blood sugar, effective in weight loss.
Luma apiculata is an evergreen shrub or small tree from Chile and Argentina. It can grow to 10 metres. Its small, aromatic leaves respond well to pruning so it is commonly used as a hedge. It also makes a wonderful specimen tree if left unpruned. With age it forms an outstanding trunk with sinuous cinnamon brown branches. Its bark peels to reveal streaks of pink and beige.
It is frost hardy, and thrives in full sun to light shade and well drained soils. Luma apiculata is a versatile plant suitable for hedging, screening and topiary; and makes a spectacular specimen tree.